Headache

13 July 2005

Migraine management

If you suffer from migraine headaches, the Mayo Clinic suggests you try these techniques to help you cope with the pain.

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If you suffer from migraine headaches, the Mayo Clinic suggests you try these techniques to help you cope with the pain:
  • Try biofeedback yoga, meditation, or hot baths to relax your muscles.
  • Exercise regularly, get enough sleep, eat healthy meals, avoid caffeine, and don't smoke.
  • If you're a woman and suspect oestrogen may be a trigger, ask your doctor whether changing or stopping oral contraceptives or hormone therapy may be effective.
  • Keep a diary of the times, duration and severity of your migraines. You may discover a pattern over time. - (HealthDayNews)

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